Woman of the Year Carol Michaels with husband John
With funds donated in memory of WCOP member Marguerite Rose, a committee chose charities that were dear to her to donate to, and purchased a bench for seniors to rest on, half way between the town library and the neighborhood she lived in.
May 2021. First post-pandemic social activity! Members were given a tour of the multitude of rare and unusual Perennials at Michael A. Hannen's city garden. Paula Reitz also visited with Jane at an earlier date. We were amazed at the unique Spring flower gardens and Michael's ability to identify every single plant by its Latin name! Michael generously donated nine perennials to take for planting in low income neighborhoods for the "Blocks In Bloom" project
Kathy Canzano, Bonnie Haugh and Linda MacKenzie taught card-making classes via Zoom during the Covid pandemic.
May 2021 Zoom General Meeting Speaker Karen Mammano, long-time expert dog handler spoke about the life of a handler and her win in the Sporting Group with Daniel, a five year old Golden Retriever in 2020 at the Westminster Dog Show.
Thanks to Amy Kordovich and WCOP member Donna Burch of the PFCU in Mendon, NY. The Women’s Club of Pittsford has for many years been able to store our 37 + year Club history at this branch. We appreciate their generosity in allowing our historic records to be housed in this secure location and Historians Carol Sammann and Pat Block have enjoyed their volunteer work there and getting to know these lovely ladies and the PFCU staff!
April Service Donations were given to Baden Street Settlement House serving families in Northeast Rochester and Bethlehem Family Shelter for families living in crisis facing homelessness. Ms. Kayla Myhand at Baden Street and Mr. Smeltzer at Bethlehem Family Shelter were very appreciative our new and gently used luggage donations!
April General Meeting Students read their winning poems & short stories
April 22, 2021 Canal Clean Sweep project for Earth Day
April, 2021 WCOP donations were delivered to Wild Wings Rehabilitation Center, and Betsy met one of the residents. The murals there are beautiful.
WCOP member Angela Mambro designed and created beautifully handcrafted bags for walkers. The bags were delivered March 29, 2021 to the Highlands of Pittsford Donation Coordinator.
March 2021 General Meeting. To commemorate one year of pandemic lock-down, we decided an evening of light entertainment was called for. We enjoyed playing “Scattegories” virtually. Thanks to our two Linda’s for planning a fun, relaxing activity for members.
March Service, 2021. Donation of toothbrushes and toothpaste from WCOP members. Delivery by Barbara and Tamara. House of Mercy was founded by Sister Grace Miller 35 years ago. The organization supports homeless persons, persons living with addiction and persons with severe mental illness. Sister Miller is on right. She is 85 years young.
Service Donation February 2021 Barbara Presser, Tamara Minter and JanCarlos Perez delivered hygiene and cleaning items to Mothers in Need of Others and Open Door Mission in the city of Rochester.
Zoom Card Class with Kathy, Tuesday February 23, 2021
The February General Meeting featured a presentation by Shane Wiegand on Segregation & Redlining in Rochester. One aspect of the talk introduced us to the Land Trust. Shane is in the center of this photo. City Roots Community Land Trust was founded in 2016 and works to establish and promote permanent affordability, development without displacement, and community wealth building within Rochester, NY.
Just a few of the lovely cards made in January by members taking lessons from Kathy Canzano via Zoom.
January speaker, Mr. George Rollie Adams. Rollie is the author of a number of books, including South of Little Rock as well as his latest novel, Found in Pieces. About 40 members enjoyed his Zoom presentation and question & answer session.
January 2021. Tamara Minter delivered winter hats and gloves to Enrico Fermi School 17 of the Rochester City School District. Sandy Glantz retrieved and washed prior to delivery.
Holiday Party/Covid Connect Fundraiser, December 2020
A lovely tribute to Wanda Ward in the December 2020 issue of "Pittsford Neighbors"
On two occasions in December, 2020, Kathy Canzano led card and tag making workshops via Zoom for WCOP members.
December 7, 2020 Tamara Minter delivered 25 beautiful hand knitted hats to St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center and 40 to Strong Hospital, all made by Angela Mambro
December 1, 2020 Wreaths Across America, WCOP with Rayson Miller Legion Post 899 Wreaths donated by Gallea's Florist
November 20, 2020 Angela Mambro made 25 beautiful masks suitable for men and Tamara delivered them to St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center.
November 12, 2020 General Meeting with GFWC New York President Linda Kreussling, President-elect Kathy Meyers and Third Vice-President, Linda Hudyncia
On Nov. 9, 2020, Barbara Presser and Tamara Minter delivered undies to Oregon Leopold Daycare and on November 11 they delivered undies to Beyond the Sanctuary. This ministry is part of the Memorial AME Zion Church. This church organization is where Harriet Tubman worshipped when living in Rochester.
On Sat., Oct 24, 2020. Linda MacKenzie, Pat Block & Linda Kremens volunteered at “The 1st Drive Thru BBQ” fundraiser for St. Joseph Neighborhood Center.
Screenshots by Betty Lee of the October General Meeting October 8, 2020
Screenshots by Betty Lee of our first ever Zoom General Meeting on September 17, 2020
September 11-13, 2020 Pat Block and Bev Pierson attending 3 day weekend meeting in Albany, NY for GFWC New York Board Meetings and 2020-2022 Installation of new officers
September 2020 Board Meeting the Covid-19 Way
September 2020. Members Barbara London and Tamara Minter delivered school and art supplies to Flower City Arts Center and Catholic Family Charities.
WCOP hosting voter registration tables in Pittsford, 8/18, Suffrage Ratification Day and other days in August
A few springtime and summer images from WCOP members during the pandemic
Thanking women veterans, Memorial Day 2020 WCOP members Pat Block and Maureen Mulley presented Linda Anderson and Joyce Wiedrich with flowers
WCOP Photo Entries in the 2020 GFWC NY Contest
March 2020, COVID-19 Response WCOP members work from home to make masks for hospitals and health facilities in need of them. Member Joyce Wiedrich mails them in, and takes some to the hospital with her, where she has returned to work several years after retiring.
March 2020 General Meeting President Sue Daly, Amy VanDerwerken of Blue Star Mothers and President-Elect Carol Michaels
February 2020 Representatives from the Buffalo Soldiers of Rochester Barbara Frost from Quilts of Valor presented the men with quilts
January 30, 2020. Members attended "Women's Suffrage: Past & Present" presented by the RPO with conductor Ward Stare
January 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration
January 2020 Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center WCOP delivered paper products collected at meetings
At our January 2020 WCOP meeting, Linda Moroney showed us an insightful trailer of the film she produced on volunteers taping incarcerated inmates reading children’s books in a local Ontario County jail. These books were given to their children at home, along with the recordings that the children could listen to especially at bedtime, where they could follow the book and hear their parents voice. As a result of this film, shown on many public broadcasting television stations, more programs have emerged nationally.
Holiday Party, December 5, 2019
December 2019. WCOP Volunteering with Meals on Wheels
December 3, 2019. Shopping at A Horse With Wings Fundraiser
December 3, 2019. Wreaths Across America The GFWC-Women's Club of Pittsford with The Rayson-Miller American Legion Post 899 Wreaths donated by Gallea’s Florist and Greenhouse
Asbury Dining and Care Center crew, November 2019
After an emergency request from the Pittsford Food Cupboard, a "silver collection" was taken at the November WCOP meeting. As a result, member Barbara Kotalik was able to purchase and deliver 28 turkeys.
Eileen O'Rourke, who along with Pati Robben, made this square to be tied onto other squares for a quilt. This is in celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote and is a special project from the Susan B Anthony House.
November 2019 General Meeting Peggy Porter, Hospitality Manager from Wegmans spoke about the sustainability program she initiated at Pittsford Wegmans. Peggy has arranged for various leftover food products to be donated to Lollypop Farm or the Seneca Park Zoo to feed the animals. Amy Vanderwerjen, Vice President of the Rochester Blue Star Mothers received sunscreen collected by WCOP members for their holiday packages being sent to the troops.
WCOP Members attended the GFWC NY Fall Festival of Fun & Learning on November 9, 2019
On November 3rd, 10 WCOP members thoroughly enjoyed the production of Nunsense at the beautiful Century Club.
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Breakfast, October 26, 2019
Activities-Hurd Orchards Luncheon, October 23, 2019
Pittsford Halloween Fest. October 20, 2019
Bunco 4 Endowment Fund Gala Evening, October 17, 2019
Middle Atlantic Region Conference. WCOP Members Maureen, Kathy & Pat. GFWC President-Elect Marian St. Clair, GFWC President Mary Ellen Brock
October WCOP/Lake District Meeting with GFWC NY President Candace Edwards
Asbury Dining and Care Center, September 2019
GFWC NY President Candace Edwards, WCOP members Maureen Mulley & Pat Block and members of the Syracuse Federation attended Women's Equality Day at the 2019 NY State Fair, on August 28th.
A MEETING OF THE MINDS-THE SERIOUS WORK OF PLANNING BUNCO 4
WCOP 35 YEAR MEMBER WANDA WARD RECEIVES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FROM ROTARY
INSTALLATION BANQUET, JUNE 2019
WCOP'S WOMAN OF THE YEAR-JANE SCHNEIER
WCOP members at St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center 25th Anniversary Celebration
Members with tree WCOP donated to the town of Pittsford for Earth Day, and Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse
2019 Pittsford Memorial Day Parade
Asbury Dining and Care Center, May WCOP Volunteers
May General Meeting. Winning entries from GFWC-NY Contests and our speaker from The Bird House
Garage Sale 2019
Outing to Lamberton Conservatory, April 30, 2019
Pat and Betsy with 76 WCOP donated Dr. Seuss books for School #3
District Directors Visit GFWC Headquarters and DC
Pat Block with 35th Anniversary Certificate of Recognition from Town of Pittsford. Look for it at the Spiegel Center.
35th Anniversary of WCOP and Wanda's 92 Birthday
Asbury Dining Center, January 27th, 2019 Community Improvement Project
Holiday Party, December 6, 2018
WCOP members and Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith in WCOP apron, Pittsford Seniors Holiday Party, December 4, 2018
Wreaths Across America, December 3, 2018
The President and The General
Coats for Kids sorting at Toni's on November 2, 2018
Pittsford Halloween Fest. October 21, 2018
Bunco 3 Fundraiser, October 16, 2018
MEMBERS ENJOY A DAY OF MINI-GOLF September 2018
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